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2011-12-15 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Who’s REALLY Blowing Up Iran?
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Posted by  2011-12-15 06:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6466 views ]  Top

#1 I'm not a chemist, nor even a rocket scientist. But I have a problem with new fuel doubling the range of a missile. That means the fuel contains more energy per unit of mass or volume. To, say, double the blast in the combustion chamber means the combustion chamber may not hold it. The acceleration would be substantially higher. The missile structure would be stressed beyond the design limits unless there had been a substantial fudge factor built in, which means extra unnecessary weight.
Or they could burn it more slowly so the same energy is exerted from less fuel and thus burn it longer.
But that would require completely rejiggering the plumbing, valving, and aiming or controlling mechanism.
Anything's possible, I suppose, but this is stretching it.
OTOH, it did blow up satisfactorily, so there's that.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2011-12-15 13:58||   2011-12-15 13:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Look RA, Ledeen is one of these people who think that because they've been to a place and spoken to locals, they are experts on it. Actually, he knows as much about Iran as Tom Friedman knows about China---diddly squat.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-12-15 15:02||   2011-12-15 15:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Who’s really blowing Up Iran?

Who cares, as long as they keep it up.
Posted by Barbara 2011-12-15 22:09||   2011-12-15 22:09|| Front Page Top

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